2021 NFL Mock Draft

1) Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence

Quarterback

Clemson Tigers

Anyone who knows anything about football knows the Jaguars are taking Trevor Lawrence with the number 1 pick in this year’s draft, as they should. Lawrence is basically a created player in Madden, standing at 6 foot 6, 220 lbs. with a rocket arm and the ability to run if he needs to. Lawrence is with no question the most prolific QB to come out of college since Peyton Manning. I just hope the Jags don’t ruin him, because I really think he has a chance to be an all-time great. It will be interesting to see what he and Urban Meyer can to do together in the years to come.

2) New York Jets

Zach Wilson

Quarterback

BYU Cougars

I’m not sold on Zach Wilson, at all, but he has been compared to Patrick Mahomes by some (see video below) and I think that is enough for the New York Jets to take him at number 2. It is too bad, because I thouhgt Sam Darnold had the potential to be their franchise QB, but the Jets weren’t willing to put the pieces around him and now he’s in Carolina. So, the Jets take the “One-Hit Wonder”, Zach Wilson, and expect him to perform better than Darnold, even though he’s going to be in the same situation he was in. No Offensive Line, no WRs, no RBs, no TE, and no chance. The reasons why I am not sold on Wilson is simply because of the level of competition that he faced while at BYU, it wasn’t that great. And, it isn’t like he dominated all 3 years at BYU, he actually had a bad Sophomore year, where he threw only 11 TDs and 9 picks. The Jets haven’t made the playoffs since 2010, and adding a QB from BYU isn’t the solution, but don’t tell that to the Jets.

3) San Francisco 49ers (Houston Texans)

(Formally Houston Texans who traded to the Miami Dolphins who traded to the San Francisco 49ers)

*Dolphins trade #3 pick to the 49ers. Dolphins receive the #12 pick, 2021 third round pick, 2022 and 2023 1st round picks.

Mac Jones

Quarterback

Alabama Crimson Tide

The 49ers have Jimmy Garoppolo currently on their roster and may still decide to use him as a bridge QB (or maybe they trade him back to the Patriots to get some of the picks back that they just lost to move up to the number 3 pick). Either way, you don’t trade your No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 to move up to 3 and not draft a Quarterback. There was a lot of rave after at Alabama’s Pro Day about a lot of players, but most of it was about Mac Jones. Since, Justin Fields hasn’t had his Pro Day yet and there wasn’t a 49ers rep at Trey Lance’s Pro Day, I have a feeling the 49ers want Mac Jones. I have no idea why there is so much hate for a guy that threw for 41 touchdowns, 4,500 yards, only 4 interceptions, had a completion percentage of 77.4%, and oh yeah, won the National Championship. The 49ers take Jones to sit behind Jimmy Garoppolo for a year to groom him to be their Quarterback of the future. Or they trade Jimmy G and start Mac Jones on day one, either way they are taking Mac Jones at 3.

4) Atlanta Falcons

Trey Lance

Quarterback

North Dakota State Bison

Wow, not one, not two, not three, but four Quarterbacks taken in the 1st four picks in this year’s draft. With only Trey Lance and Justin Fields remaining as the top Quarterbacks in this year’s draft the Atlanta Falcons select Trey Lance. Atlanta Falcons GM Terry Fontenot and head coach Arthur Smith were both in attendance for the North Dakota State’s Pro Day showcase, and there is a lot of buzz that the Falcons may be interested in developing Lance into their future franchise QB. Matt Ryan still has three seasons (counting 2021) left on his contract, which would help make this vision a reality. Matt could play out the last few years on his contract or retire, he’ll turn 36 in May, or the team and Ryan could part ways via release. Either way, keeping Ryan for a few more years will give Falcons new head coach, Arthur Smith, a chance to develop Lance into his QB of the future. Lance did throw 28 TDs and 0 picks in one season, so there is some talent to work with, but the guy is from North Dakota State playing teams like South Central Louisiana State University. Go Mud Dogs!

5) Cincinnati Bengals

Penei Sewell

Offensive Tackle

Oregon Ducks

Wow, with the Dolphins trading back in the draft, whom I originally had them taking Penei Sewell, now falls to the Cincinnati Bengals. Penei Sewell has been compared to guys like Orlando Pace, Walter Jones and former Bengals Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz. Sewell is massive standing at 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing in at 325 lbs. He has very rare mobility for someone of his size. Some have said he’s a once and a generation type of player. When he wants to, he is one of the best maulers in this draft class. He does a great job finishing off blocks in the open field, but could use some development in his pass blocking. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of film where Sewell has been seen to take plays off. But the Bengals are willing to take him at 5 in the hopes that he can protect Joe Burrow for at least the next 10 years.

  • 2020: Opted out of season due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 2019: Started 14 games at Left Tackle, Outland Trophy Winner, Polynesian College Football Co-Player of the Year, Morris Trophy Winner, AP Pac-12 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Unanimous first-team All-American, AP All-America first team.
  • 2018: Started 7 games at Left Tackle, USA TODAY Freshman All-America team, 247Sports True Freshman All-America team, Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention, Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention.

6) Miami Dolphins (Philadelphia Eagles)

*Eagles trade #6 pick and the #156 pick to the Dolphins. Eagles receive the #12 pick and #123 pick and a 2022 first round pick.

Ja’Marr Chase

Wide Receiver

LSU Tigers

So originally, I had the Dolphins take Penei Sewell at number 3, when they still had that pick. But after trading with the 49ers to fall back to #12, then trading back up to #6 with the Eagles, I don’t think they will go Offensive Line. Now I think they go with a skill player, like WR. The Dolphins draft Ja’Marr Chase with the #6 pick. Chase was seen as the better WR over Justin Jefferson on the LSU National Championship team. Jefferson dominated in his NFL rookie season, 1,400 yards and 7 TDs, so just imagine what Ja’Marr Chase could do? Tua Tagovailoa is going to have some nice weapons to throw to next year in DeVante Parker, Ja’Marr Chase, Mike Gesicki, and Will Fuller, once his 6 game suspension is done.

7) Detroit Lions

Jaylen Waddle

Wide Receiver

Alabama Crimson Tide

Surprisingly, the Lions haven’t drafted a WR in the 1st round since Calvin Johnson back in 2007, even though for a while it seemed like that was all they drafted. But like the 3 WRs (Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams) they drafted in the first round before they finally got it right with Calvin Johnson, they miss again here with Jaylen Waddle. They should take the other Alabama WR, DeVonta Smith, but this is the Detroit Lions we are talking about. Waddle hasn’t had over 850 yards in a season, but he will be drafted higher than he should. Playing WR for Bama sure has its benefits, just ask Henry Ruggs and Jerry Jeudy (whom DaVonta Smith is also better than).

8) Carolina Panthers

Kyle Pitts

Tight End

Florida Gators

Wow, the Jets and Panthers ended up making a deal that sends Sam Darnold to the Panthers for a 6th round pick this year, and a 2nd and 4th round pick in next year’s draft. So, with the Jets no longer in need of a Quarterback, sorry Justin Fields, Kyle Pitts ends up being the Panthers pick at 8. Pitts is a big time pass catching Tight End, and a decent blocker, so he could use some work in that aspect of his game. Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater will most likely battle it out in training camp for the starting job this year, unless Bridgewater is traded. And boy oh boy will the winner of this competition be an actual winner. He’ll have DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, Christian McCaffery and Kyle Pitts to throw to, talk about some great weapons. The adding of Sam Darnold and Kyle Pitts now gives Carolina a real shot to make the playoffs next year, and finish second in the division.

9) Denver Broncos

Micah Parsons

Linebacker

Penn State Nittany Lions

Micah Parsons sat out the 2020 season but he still goes top 10 because of his freak athleticism and ability to make impact plays. The Broncos are going to stick it out at least one more year with Drew Lock at Quarterback. They need to rejuvenate their defense and try to get back to the 2015 level of play that won them a Super Bowl. Von Miller is back and Bradley Chubb should be healthy next year, so they bring in an impact player that can immediately man the middle of the field and make big time plays.

10) Dallas Cowboys

Patrick Surtain II

Cornerback

Alabama Crimson Tide

Patrick Surtain is the first Cornerback taken in my mock draft, as he should be, and by a team that could really use another good Cornerback. The Cowboys got a great one with Trevon Diggs in the second round of last year’s draft. So, the Cowboys decide to draft his old teammate, Patrick Surtain, to line up opposite of him next year in Dallas. Even though, Gregory Rousseau is a tempting pick at 10, the Cowboys add a shutdown Cornerback to help their defense that was flat out torched last season. Rashawn Slater could also be a good pick, but injuries last season was the only reason the Offensive line struggled last year and with everyone coming back, the line will return to its former dominant self. So, the pick is Patrick Surtain, because he can start from day one, impact the defense and fill an immediate need.

11) New York Giants

Rashawn Slater

Offensive Tackle

Northwestern Wildcats

In my opinion Rashawn Slater should not have made it this far down the draft, and he is a top five talent, but when you have four quarterbacks going in the top four, good players tend to fall. But that’s great news for the Giants and Dave Gettleman is sure to be smiling under that mask while sitting in his basement all by himself on draft day, when he sees that Slater is still on the board at 11. The Giants can draft Slater and have him start at Guard or Tackle on day one. I say start him at Left Tackle and move Andrew Thomas over to Right Tackle. To me, Thomas could be a Pro Bowl Right Tackle, and Slater can definitely be a star at Left Tackle. Rashawn Slater shutdown Chase Young when they met on the football field in college (roll the tape), and that’s all you really need to know. With the return of Saquon Barkley, the additions of Kenny Golladay, Kyle Rudolph, John Ross, and now a better Offensive Line; Daniel Jones better do something this year or the Giants may be looking for a new QB next year.

  • 2020: Opted out of season due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 2019: Started 11 games at Left Tackle, All-Big Ten, Allowed zero sacks, one QB hit, and five QB hurries, totaling just six QB pressures, NU’s offensive player of the week, Academic All-Big Ten.
  • 2018: Started 14 games at Right Tackle, Third-Team All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten.
  • 2017: Started 12 games at Right Tackle, Freshman All-Big Ten Team.

12) Philadelphia Eagles (San Francisco 49ers)

DeVonta Smith 

Wide Receiver

Alabama Crimson Tide

This is a great pick for the Eagles, but really they should have gone Offensive Line. Even though, the Eagles get the best Alabama WR in the last two drafts, they still need to figure out that Offensive Line. Because it really doesn’t matter who Jalen Hurts has to thrown to if he gets sacked as many times as Carson Wentz did last year. Wentz was sacked 50 times, which was the most by any QB, even though he only played in 12 games. And yes you did read that first part right, I said Smith is the best WR out of Alabama in the last TWO drafts. Because he is, he is better than Jaylen Waddle, Henry Ruggs, and Jerry Jeudy. I remember people used to say that Randy Moss was too skinny. I wonder if the same nincompoops that said that about Moss are the same nincompoops saying that about Smith?

13) Los Angeles Chargers

Christian Darrisaw 

Offensive Tackle

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Los Angeles Chargers got a good one in Justin Herbert, now they need to keep him healthy. They draft Christian Darrisaw a guy that has started at Left Tackle since he stepped on campus his Freshman year. He’s got 34 starts at Left Tackle in his career at Virginia Tech, so Darrisaw can come in and start right away and help Herbert build upon his great rookie season. They’ve made a lot of moves to improve the Offensive Line this offseason and Darrisaw is the last piece to the puzzle.

  • 2020: Started 9 games at Left Tackle, ACC OL of the Week honors.
  • 2019: Started 13 games at Left Tackle, PFF College ACC Team of the Week, PFF College ACC Team of the Week.
  • 2018: Started 12 games at Left Tackle, 247 Sports Freshman All-American, Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week, ESPN Freshman Midseason All-American.

14) Minnesota Vikings

Richie Grant

Safety

UCF Knights

The 14th pick by the Minnesota Vikings is the 1st real “shocker” of the draft. I definitely think that the pick is a Safety, because they need someone to take over the void left by Anthony Harris signing with the Eagles. But it is just a matter of who they like more. Is it Trevon Moehrig out of TCU, or Jevon Holland from Oregon, or maybe even Hamsah Nasirildeen from Florida State? The answer is Richie Grant, if you watch any Richie Grant film you too will become a believer. This guy is a big-time play making, turnover creating, game changing machine. Remember how Ed Reed would just pop in out of nowhere and make an interception, that is what Richie Grant did at UCF. He has the best instincts out of all the safeties in this year’s draft and will immediately come in and fill the shoes left behind by Anthony Harris. Vikings surprised people by drafting the best and most underrated WR in last year’s class and they do it again here at safety.

15) New England Patriots

Zaven Collins

Linebacker

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

“Shocker” number 2 incoming. Boom. The Patriots draft the best Defensive player in this year’s draft. He played at Tulsa, so what? Zaven Collins literally won Tulsa games last year. Find me another defender that did that, I’ll wait. Oh yeah, he’s also 6-4, 260 lbs. Bill Belichick spent the money this offseason to get guys that will play his style of football. Not only will Collins come in and be an immediate starter, he will help the Patriots get back to a winning record and into the playoffs next year, no matter who the Pats start at QB. I think Collins could be a combination of Khalil Mack and Zach Thomas in the NFL. The guy just makes plays.

16) Arizona Cardinals

Jaycee Horn

Cornerback

South Carolina Gamecocks

With Patrick Peterson moving on from the Cardinals after 10 seasons with the team, the Cardinals look to draft his successor. Even though, the Cardinals signed Malcolm Butler and Robert Alford to one year deals, they still could use some depth at the position. The Cardinals draft Jaycee Horn, the son of WR Joe Horn, who was a heck of a WR for the Saints back in the day. If Jaycee turns out to be anything like his dad was in the NFL, then the Cardinals add a nice piece to their defense.

17) Las Vegas Raiders

Gregory Rousseau

Edge

Miami Hurricanes

Mike Mayock has stated publicly that the Raiders are looking for playmakers on defense. Before the Super Bowl ended, Gregory Rousseau was seen as a potential top 5 player, then all of a sudden “analysts” and YouTube “scouts” started saying he isn’t really a true Edge rusher. They also pointed out that he lined up mostly along the middle of the line when he got most of his sacks. So what? There are also a lot of people questioning his size and weight by saying he isn’t as big as listed, news flash, no one is. Either way, the guy looks pretty big to me, and if you have someone that can lineup all over the defensive line and make plays, that adds to their value, it doesn’t lower it. Plus 15.5 sacks in one season is ridiculous. The Raiders get their elite Edge rusher they have been missing since they traded Khalil Mack to the Bears back in 2018.

18) Miami Dolphins

Jaelan Phillips

Edge

Miami Hurricanes

Jaelan Phillips took a year off from football mainly to recover from concussion issues. He decided to play again in 2020 for the Miami Hurricanes, and boy was he exciting. To me Phillips reminds me a lot of Jason Taylor who had a Hall of Fame career with the Dolphins. I am not saying that Phillips will be as good as Taylor, but based on potential and abilities he can be very good in the NFL. Phillips is massive, fast and has some great edge rushing moves. The Dolphins went from dead last in sacks in 2019 (23 sacks) to 10th in 2020 (41 sacks). Phillips will help to keep those sack numbers trending up as well as contribute to a defense that really showed some promise last year.

19) Washington Football Team

Justin Fields

Quarterback

Ohio State Buckeyes

Out of all of the recent Quarterbacks we’ve seen get drafted from Ohio State, I think Justin Fields has the best chance to make it. But that all depends on his work ethic, the word around the NFL is that OSU quarterbacks are lazy (exhibit A, Dwayne Haskins, who Washington also drafted in the first round in 2019). But, if Fields is willing to put in the work and time in the film room, he could be a good QB for many years in the NFL. It almost always seems like there is at least one Quarterback that falls on draft night and this year it happens to be Fields. Some guys like Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson fell on draft night and they turned out to be pretty good.

20) Chicago Bears

Rashod Bateman

Wide Receiver

Minnesota Golden Gophers

With none of the top 5 Quarterbacks remaining, it looks like the Bears are really going to roll with the Red Rifle, Andy Dalton, next season. The Bears tried to get Kenny Golladay in free agency, but he chose to sign with the Giants instead. So clearly the Bears want a solid WR number 2, that they can pair up next to Allen Robinson. There are a few issues with Allen Robinson, he had to be franchised tagged this year, so he is on a one year deal. And in the past Robinson has expressed his dissatisfaction with the team and has even asked to be traded. So, this pick makes even more sense for the Bears, because if Robinson moves on, Bateman will be his replacement, if Robinson stays, they get their WR1 and WR2 combo that they wanted. Either way, Bateman is a solid WR that had a great career in Minnesota under head coach PJ Fleck. This will be PJ Fleck’s second WR to be drafted in the first round, the other WR was Corey Davis, when Fleck was the head coach at Western Michigan.

21) Indianapolis Colts

Liam Eichenberg

Offensive Tackle

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

You can be a Notre Dame hater as much as you want, but if you simply do not see Liam Eichenberg as a 1st round pick you simply do not know football. Eichenberg was the best Offensive Lineman on the Fighting Irish last season and even if he was the second best, he should go in the first round, simply based on the fact that Notre Dame has become Offensive Line University. Notre Dame has produced some of the best offensive linemen in the league over the past 10 years with names such as Zach Martin, Nick Martin, Ronnie Stanley, Mike McGlinchey, and of course Quenton Nelson. The Colts take another big time Offensive Lineman from The Notre Dame University to fill the shoes of recently retired Anthony Castonzo. The Colts plug him in right next to Quinton Nelson, his former Notre Dame mentor and teammate.

  • 2020: Started 12 games at Left Tackle, Walter Camp All-America First Team, Associated Press All-America Second Team, ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, Outland Trophy Finalist, Joe Moore Award Finalist, Reese’s Senior Bowl Invitee, All-ACC First Team, Associated Press First Team All-ACC
  • 2019: Started 13 games at Left Tackle, Allowed zero sacks, three QB hits, nine hurries.
  • 2018: Started 13 games at Left Tackle, Allowed only three sacks.
  • 2017: Played in 5 games.
  • 2016: Redshirted as a Freshman

22) Tennessee Titans

Teven Jenkins

Offensive Tackle

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Teven Jenkins is pretty raw, but he plays with a mean streak and those are the types of players that Mike Vrabel loves. And the Right Tackle they drafted last year, Isaiah Wilson, is apparently a crazy person and was traded to the Dolphins and then shortly after he was released. So, the Titans draft a solid player that fits right in the Titans smash mouth offense. This isn’t an exciting pick for Titans fans, but it is the right one to make.

  • 2020: Opted out of season due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • 2019: Started 12 games, 9 at Right Tackle and 3 Left Tackle, Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches), OSU Thurman Thomas Award (outstanding offensive player).
  • 2018: Started 13 games, 10 at Right Tackle and 3 at Left Tackle, Allowed only three sacks, Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches), Barry Sanders Award for most contribution with the least recognition.
  • 2017: Played in 12 games at Right Tackle and Guard.
  • 2016: Redshirted as a Freshman.

23) New York Jets (from Seattle Seahawks)

Alijah Vera-Tucker

Offensive Tackle / Offensive Guard

USC Trojans

Alijah Vera-Tucker played just about every position along the offensive line for USC and he won the Morris Trophy, which is given to the best offensive and defensive linemen in the PAC12, so he is pretty good. The Jets drafted Mekhi Becton in last year’s draft to start at Left Tackle and since they still need help along the line everywhere else, Vera-Tucker can fill in where needed. If they want to do this thing right, they need to protect Zach Wilson, which wasn’t the approach they took for Sam Darnold. And that worked…… Well, you saw.

  • 2020: Started 6 games at Left Tackle, All-American honorable mention, first-team All-Pac-12 honors, Morris Trophy Winner.
  • 2019: Started 13 games at Left Guard, Pro Football Focus All-American third team, All-Pac-12 second team, AP All-Pac-12 first team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team.
  • 2018: Played in 12 games at Right Guard.
  • 2017: Redshirted as a Freshman.

24) Pittsburgh Steelers

Najee Harris

Running Back

Alabama Crimson Tide

What is there to say about Najee Harris, other than him being a literal beast? The man is built like Derrick Henry but can also catch the ball. And he can also hurdle people, which is the new fun thing to do as a RB in the NFL. I’m not sure if James Connor will be back next year, so why not draft the best RB available and get back to old school Pittsburgh Steelers smash mouth football.

25) Jacksonville Jaguars (Los Angeles Rams)

Wyatt Davis

Offensive Guard

Ohio State Buckeyes

Urban Meyer needs to protect his new super star Quarterback. The Jags are set at Offensive Tackle with Cam Robinson and Jawaan Taylor, but they could use some help on the interior. So Urban drafts a familiar face and possibly the best guard in this year’s draft. Wyatt Davis is grandson of Hall of Famer Willie Davis, so he’s got football in his DNA. Davis will be a starting guard in the NFL for a long time.

  • 2020: Started 8 games at Right Guard, Unanimous All-American, Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, First team All-Big Ten.
  • 2019: Started 14 games at Right Guard, First-team All-American by the Associated Press, CBS Sports and The Sporting News, First-team All-Big Ten.
  • 2018: Played in 14 games along the Offensive Line.
  • 2017: Redshirted as a Freshman, OSU Scholar-Athlete.

26) Cleveland Browns

Carlos Basham Jr.

Edge

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Browns are probably going to lose Olivier Vernon in free agency, so they draft his replacement, Carlos Basham Jr. Basham had a great career at Wake Forrest recording 19.5 career sacks and 35.5 tackles for a loss. Now the Browns will have both Myles Garrett and Carlos Basham Jr. Teams are going to have a hard time game planning around those two monsters. This will be a big pick by the Browns that helps them win the AFC North next year (bold prediction).

27) Baltimore Ravens

Azeez Ojulari

Edge

Georgia Bulldogs

The Ravens have lost so much this offseason on defense. They lost Matthew Judon to the Patriots, Yannick Ngakoue to the Raiders, and Jihad Ward to the Jaguars. All 3 of those guys are pass rushers, so the Ravens have no other choice, but to take the best Edge rusher available. Azeez Ojulari has a good shot at being efficient at the next level and his play style will fit in nicely with the Raven. Ojulari is the Ravens best shot to replace at least one of the 3 guys they lost.

28) New Orleans Saints

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 

Linebacker

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Saints are going to give the Taysom Hill / Jameis Winston experiment a whirl next season. So, with the 28th pick they could go Cornerback, but it will be very difficult to pass up on a playmaker like Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Just watch the below video where JOK simply rips the ball from Travis Etienne and runs it in for a touchdown. This big play by JOK gave the Irish the momentum needed to take down number 1 ranked Clemson. In two years of playing time, JOK was able to force 5 fumbles, accumulate 24.5 tackles for a loss, take down the QB 7 times, and make an interception. The only knock on JOK is his lack of size, listed only at 215 lbs. He will need to pack on some more weight at the next level, but he’s got the abilities to be great. If the Saints plan to compete next year without recently retired Drew Brees, they will need to bulk up the defense to take down Tom Brady and the Buccanneers.

29) Green Bay Packers

Caleb Farley

Cornerback

Virginia Tech Hokies

The Packers only had 11 interceptions last year and only 3 were made by their Cornerbacks. The Packers draft Caleb Farley out of Virginia Tech to help get them more turnovers at the Cornerback position. They may get a steal with this pick, because a lot of people have Farley as their top ranked Corner in this year’s draft. They can line Farley up on the opposite side of Jaire Alexander and create a solid Defensive Back duo next year.

30) Buffalo Bills

Travis Etienne

Runningback

Clemson Tigers

I have no idea how the Bills made the playoffs and even the AFC championship game with a non-existent running game. Well, they had Josh Allen, but I’m pretty sure they’d like him to run a lot less. The Bills draft the 2nd best Running Back in the draft, whom had a historic career at Clemson. Travis Etienne is a do it all type of running back. Plus, they will also use Devin Singletary and Zack Moss for more complimentary roles, because Etienne already has used up a lot of tread on them tires.

31) Kansas City Chiefs

Samuel Cosmi

Offensive Tackle

Texas Longhorns

No one knows what the Chiefs doing. The main reason why they lost the Super Bowl was because they couldn’t block Tampa Bay’s pass rushers. Which in large part was due to their starting Tackles being hurt. So, the Chiefs decided to move on from both starting Tackles, Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz. Now they have no choice but to take an Offensive Tackle with this pick. Samuel Cosmi was a solid starter for the Long Horns over the last 3 years. He has playing time at both Left and Right Tackle. Cosmi’s experience gives the Chiefs options as to which side of the line they need him to play.

  • 2020: Started 8 games at Left Tackle, First-team All-Big 12 honors, Honorable mention for the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.
  • 2019: Started 13 games at Left Tackle, Second-team All-Big 12 honors, Honorable mention for the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.
  • 2018: Played in 14 games, started 13 at Right Tackle
  • 2017: Redshirted as a Freshman.

32) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Christian Barmore

Defensive Tackle

Alabama Crimson Tide

The Buccaneers were extremely lucky to have the best Offensive Tackle, Tristan Wirfs, in the draft last year fall to 13. Even Jason Licht couldn’t believe it and he traded with the 49ers to move up one spot just to make sure they got him. I could see the Bucs doing this same thing if Christian Barmore starts to fall in the late 20s. I believe the Bucs will resign Ndamukong Suh to another 1-year deal. Suh is 34 and probably will just run it back one more time, before hanging up the cleats and calling it a career. Barmore will get one year to learn behind a future Hall of Famer and then next year explode onto the scene. Barmore and Vita Vea could end up creating one of the scariest Defensive Line duos in the NFL.

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